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Stay | Wythe Hotel

  During an unplanned first visit to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I got to know the Wythe Hotel. At the corner of Wythe Avenue and 11th Street, in a neighborhood that appears like a hybrid of Santa Monica and New York, this fascinating structure should not be missed! The Wythe captivates the imagination with its pleasing high…

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The Art of Moving on

  “We went to a show tonight – it’s a completely new style of performance! So great,” my friend Leah’s text message read on July 8th. Rarely had I witnessed such excitement from my friend about a performance she had seen. I did not let own curiosity diminish, especially when I continued reading that text:…

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Santa Comes with a Train and a Rhythm

  Despite growing up in a semi-conservative Middle Eastern culture, I have always loved the signs of the Holiday season. Decorative lights on trees and atop house windows, carols playing in shopping venues and restaurants, gifts wrapped elaborately and classically in bright colors, the fall of snow and lit fireplaces were among the many things…

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Event | Project Purple

Victory of Wings (VOW) is delighted to announce the establishment of our events design service in New York City/US. We develop original themes tailored for any setting and occasion, or work with clients to help them bring their own ideas to fruition. Whether you wish to host an intimate gathering in your home, or a…

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Between the Art and Garden There Is Life

Since May, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) has been home to “Frida Kahlo: Art. Garden. Life.” The grounds have become a canvas to examine, reinterpret, and recreate the work of Kahlo, the Mexican artist and feminist (1907-1954), in relation to the natural world. Spread across several locations throughout NYBG, the exhibition is a simple,…

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Dance | Illusion Is an Extension of Reality, at Times

It was Monday night, September 14th, and 643 Park Avenue was jammed with an artistic crowd of all ages lining up with noticeable excitement. The venue was a grand space, the Park Avenue Armory, which can seat a few thousand people. As they filed toward their seats, guests posed for selfies in front a projector…

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Museum | Through the Looking Glass: Interpretation Differs

In some stories, the narrative evolves around which comes first: the egg or the hen. Finding the originality of the source, at times, could be deceiving, and very manipulative. Luckily, this is not the case of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s (the Met) Exhibition: China: Through the Looking Glass (extended view through September 7th, 2015.),…

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Museum | Adam’s Return

After 10 years of rigorous restoration, the sculpture of Adam has returned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) for viewing. Adam (ca. 1490 – 1495) was sculpted by Tullio Lombarado (ca. 1455 – 1532) to capture the moment when he held the apple. In 2002, Adam encountered a fall from its podium that…

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Museum | When Nana Leads the Catwalk

It was the spring of 1994 when my sight fell on the exaggerated high waist of the black cotton trousers mimicking the Spanish bullfighter’s attire. The ensemble was daring and full of creativity, introducing me to the genius mind behind its label: Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG). Throughout the years that followed, I kept a close…